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Amends the School Code. Provides for dyslexia screening guidelines and rules. Requires the State Board of Education to provide technical assistance for specific learning disabilities to school districts. Provides that, beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, each school district must screen students in grades kindergarten through second for the risk factors of dyslexia using a universal screener. Sets forth what the screening must include. Provides for additional screening for a student who is determined to be at risk, or at some risk, for dyslexia to determine if the student has the characteristics of dyslexia. Requires the use of a multi-tiered system of support framework if screening indicates that a student has some risk factors for dyslexia or has the characteristics of dyslexia. Sets forth provisions concerning exceptions to screening, dyslexia intervention services, and reporting. Effective July 1, 2021.
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Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Janet Yang Rohr
Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Anne Stava-Murray
Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Assigned to Elementary & Secondary Education: School Curriculum & Policies Committee
Added Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Keith P. Sommer
Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Jackie Haas
Referred to Rules Committee
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